When bedtime has come and gone, the last thing you want to do is put your dog to sleep. In fact, it can be very hard to make him sleep!
He may have had a nice nap, or he may have gotten up to pay attention to you or get some medicine. Having him lie in a comfortable position is a good way to let him know he’s safe.
undermine the foundation of his trust so quickly that it is best not to consider it an option. If you can’t put this off until next week or month, how can you help him keep calm?
Keep some chalk or clay on hand to help relieve his pain and discomfort when he gets through the night with only minimal crying and kipping. You can also try leaving a few toys or treats at the house to help him feel more relaxed and secure.
Put on strong human odor
If your dog is bed-fast, put on a strong human odor before going to sleep. This helps mark the room as home, draws attention when you walk by, and makes it more likely that you will get up and go out if they are there.
This includes using special products such as bath sheets and laundry detergent treats, keeping supplies in the laundry room or in your son’s room if he has a dog. It also includes having things such as cologne or fragrance oils for washing clothes, which is helpful if the dog gets wet clothes.
Put on at least two sets of clothes per day to keep them preserved freshness and hidden from dust and insects. If one set doesn’t fit both days, put the second set on after breakfast to keep good focus on preservation of property.
Don’t make any assumptions about dogs being up until morning or being relaxers until bedtime.
Spray with water
If bed-in-the-aom-aom dogs are staying at a hotel, the hotel has a spray or wash program. In most cases, this program uses one or two rooms per room to spray and wash the dog.
This helps reduce exposure to Mildew, mold, and bacteria. It is also great for keeping the animal safe while it is out of the home.
If someone else’s dog is staying at the hotel, you can do the same. Just remember to keep an eye on your dog as he or she stays at another person’s home.
How much you should pay attention to this depends on your level of alertness.
Use a sticky surface
A sticky surface is an easy way to prevent your dog from getting up and off the bed. A sticky surface such as a sheet or mattress pad can be put on and left on for up to several hours before taking your dog outside for outdoor play.
This does not prevent your dog from playing in the yard, but it will stop them from getting up and wandering off. Using a mattress pad or a sheet will help keep your dogs paws warm also.
Use them at night when you are sleeping, not in the day when you need to get up and go about your day. Taking your dogs out early in the morning will help them get some exercise and catch their breath before they have to go out again.
Keep the bed off the floor
The floor is a natural bed surface. Your dog will prefer to sleep or play on the floor instead of on the bed. If your dog is a slob, keep the slobber and mess off the floor so she can have her space!
If your dog prefers playing with toys or Downs training, keep those items in check with a toy orDowns. All of these things are learned behaviors, and if you have another room in your house that needs to be used for example, let that be the spot for the toy or Downs.
Your dog will learn how to stay away from the bed if she feels safe in this environment. If there is a bedroom with a view, you may want to give up keeping the dog at home because of safety reasons.
Making your home safe for your dog is all about being patient and helpful.
Use a cordless electric fence
A cordless electric fence is a smart way to prevent your dog from getting off the bed when not at home. Most dogs will not be comfortable unless they are under the supervision of a staff member at all times.
The electric fence is powered by a battery or cordless phone charger. When it is connected to the computer via software, it will take that software charge as an input. This way, the dog can go out for a walk or training without you having to worry about them running off.
This does not work for every dog. Some may be too nervous or unfamiliar with the area so they don’t get comfortable enough to stay on the boardwalk or in the backyard.
Use a traditional electric fence
A traditional electric fence is made of insulated wire that is covered with a metal or plastic coating. When a dog presses against the fence, the wire sends a powerful electric charge through the system.
This prevents dogs from getting inside the house, but it also keeps them at bay when they are not at home. If you have a very narrow yard or are looking to add another dog to your family, this can be invaluable.
This type of fence can be up to 24 inches high and 60 inches long, making it fairly easy to install. It takes about a week for both dogs to get used to their new environment, but that is normal!
The hardest part about installing an electric fence is keeping it clean! Each time one dog goes over the line, put up some new defense lines.
Apply dog repellent spray
If you think your dog needs to stay off the bed when not home, you can apply a small amount of repellent spray onto the bed before your dog goes to sleep. Or you can put a small amount of repellent spray onto a paper product and leave it on the bed while your dog is sleeping.
Either way, make sure to put it away before you leave for the day to prevent it from being cleaned off in the morning. This way, your dog will be aware that he needs to be comfortable and asleep before you get up and go out for the day!
Many products contain aloe vera, which makes them soft and plush. If one of your dogs is very hardy in nature, then maybe one of those products would work.
Keep them in when you are out
This is one of the biggest mistakes people make as bed-fast dogs is to let them off-leash while at home.
This is particularly important if you have a dog that needs to go potty at home. If you have to leave your dog unsupervised for any length of time, it’s a good idea to teach him this behavior at home.
While it might be useful when you are home, once you leave the house, your dog has to learn how to go without supervision in a different way. He has to learn how to settle and find comfort in his room without being exposed to other dogs or humans.
The shame and confusion that can arise from this is what we are talking about when we say “the bed” needs changing into “the pot” parable. The reason this works is because both words evoke images of comfort and peace, which are musts for me when I tell my dog he needs rest.